Fatal traffic crash, Wolfdene

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at Wolfdene this afternoon.

Preliminary inquiries indicate that around 4.20pm, a van travelling on Mell Street collided with a truck at the intersection of Beaudesert Beenleigh Road.

The driver of the van, a 46-year-old Bannockburn man, was declared deceased at the scene.

A 16-year-old female passenger in the van sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital.

The 23-year-old male driver of the truck was not seriously injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Serious traffic incident, Deeragun

Police are investigating a serious traffic incident in Deeragun earlier this evening.

Initial investigations indicate around 6.20pm, a 46-year-old woman was struck by a bus at the corner of Jensen Road and Macquarie Street after stepping onto the road.

The woman has been transported to the Townsville Hospital with serious head injuries.

The bus driver, a 69-year-old man, has also been taken to Townsville Hospital suffering shock.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or who may have relevant dashcam footage is urged to contact police

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Taxi driver robbed, Mareeba

Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was robbed at Mareeba tonight.

Preliminary investigations indicate around 6:40pm a taxi driver picked up a male passenger at Constance Street.

As the man went to pay for the fare, he grabbed the taxi driver’s wrist and attempted to steal the takings.

After a brief struggle the man fled the vehicle on foot with a sum of cash.

The 77-year-old taxi driver was not physically injured during the robbery.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

LOCATED – Missing Middle Park teen

Police have located a 16-year-old Middle Park girl who was last seen at Arundel on Sunday June 18, when she was leaving to return to Brisbane.

The girl has been located safe and well.

Media and the public are thanked for their assistance.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Revocation of stand down – Operations Support Command

A 40-year old male Senior Constable from Operations Support Command who was stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service on November 18, 2016 will now return to operational duties following the revocation of his stand down.

The officer was the subject of a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation concerning on duty conduct. All court proceedings have now been finalised.

The member is still the subject of an internal discipline investigation.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct.

This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

Fatal Crash – Litchfield National Park






Fatal Crash – Litchfield National ParkMonday 26-Jun-2017 15:45Two people have died following a motor vehicle crash on Litchfield Park road yesterday. Acting Superintendent Matt Parsons said emergency personnel were called to the scene just before 4:00pm.
“It is believed that three vehicles travelling in convoy failed to negotiate a bend in the road. One of the vehicles collided with a tree before catching on fire.
“Two back seat passengers aged 21 and 22 were able to escape with minor injuries. However, tragically the driver and front passenger died at the scene.
“Five passengers aged between 20 and 27 from the other two vehicles were treated for minor injuries and shock.
“Major Crash investigators remain on scene. The road and access between Wangi Falls and Tolmer Falls will also remain closed until 4:00pm today.
“Formal identification of the deceased is underway.”
A file will be prepared for the coroner.
The Territory road toll now stands at 16.

Woman charged with Indecent Dealing

Woman charged with Indecent Dealing

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Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a 38 year old woman as a result of their investigation into her activities whilst employed by the Department of Corrective Services.

It will be alleged between February and May 2017, the woman engaged in consensual sexual acts with a 17 year old boy who was in detention.

The woman from Halls Head has been charged with:-
• Three counts of Indecent Dealing of a Child over 16 years by a Person in Authority; and
• One count of Procures a Child over 16 years to Perform an Indecent Act by Person in Authority.

She appeared before the Armadale Magistrates Court on 20 June 2017.

If you are or have been a victim of child sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

 

Man detained after disturbance at Salisbury

A man has been detained under the Mental Health Act after causing a disturbance at Salisbury this afternoon.

Concerned members of the public rang police after witnessing the man acting strangely and yelling at the Salisbury Oval around 12.15pm on Monday 26 June.  He then moved to the Stockade Tavern and Salisbury Interchange, before getting on a bus to Hollywood Plaza Shopping Centre, where the disturbance continued.

Police apprehended the man inside the shopping centre.  He has been sedated and detained pending a mental health assessment.  The detained man’s identity is not yet confirmed.

Paramedics treated another man at the scene for soreness after he was allegedly punched by the suspect.

After the suspect has been medically cleared, police will interview him in relation to behavioural offences and minor assaults committed during the incident.

Anyone who witnessed this incident who has not yet spoken to police is encouraged to provide their details via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au

Update: Police warn of men obtaining money by deception

Police have reiterated a warning about a series of sleight-of-hand offences that have been reported across the state, and are seeking public help to locate the two men responsible.

On Friday, police warned that two men had obtained money by deception on Thursday 22 June at several businesses in Angaston, before moving on to a hotel at Murray Street, Nuriootpa.

Police believe the same men were involved in similar incidents in the Gawler area on Tuesday, 21 June.

It has now come to light that about 9.15pm on Thursday 22 June, the same two men used the same process to pocket a large sum of cash at a business in Renmark.

Through sleight-of-hand and distraction, the men confused staff and obtained more cash than they changed. On a number of occasions they exchanged $2000 in $100 notes.

The men are aged in their early to mid 20s, of Mediterranean appearance, short with skinny builds and with light brown, short hair.

One man was wearing a black, matching Adidas tracksuit with blue writing/pattern. The other man was wearing a black hooded Adidas jumper and blue jeans.  Both were wearing black Adidas baseball caps. The men are believed to have spoken with German accents.

Police would like to remind businesses to be vigilant and exercise caution when people are asking for change of large sums of cash.

It is recommended staff refer people seeking to change large amounts of cash to banks, where there are appropriate cash handling procedures in place.

Police are examining CCTV and are seeking two suspects, pictured below.

Anyone with information about this offence is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on-line at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

All information can be provided anonymously and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with these incidents:

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Men sought in connection with offences

Three to face court over Dudley Park break-in

Police have arrested three people in connection with a break-in at Dudley Park where firearms and Navy medals were stolen earlier this month.

Sometime between the 8 and 10 June, a Dudley Park home was broken into and seven firearms, ammunition and war medals were stolen.

As a result of enquiries, Detectives from Western Adelaide CIB recovered the war medals, one of the firearms and ammunition.

A 28-year-old man and 43-year-old woman, both from Dudley Park, were arrested and charged with serious criminal trespass, theft, unlawful possession, taking part in the unlawful sale of firearms and other aligned offences.

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The man was refused bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 29 August and the woman will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on 25 July.

A 47-year-old woman from West Croydon was also reported for taking part in the unlawful sale of firearms. She will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. 17/Y89400

Western Adelaide CIB are continuing their investigations into the outstanding stolen firearms.

If anyone has any information that may assist the investigation, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au